Buehrle accuses Pie of stealing signs
White Sox starter Mark Buehrle had plenty to say to Orioles center fielder Felix Pie as he ran off the field following the bottom of the sixth.
Apparently, he was accusing Pie of stealing signs and relaying them to teammates.
Asked about his conversation with Pie, Buehrle told a Chicago Tribune reporter after the game that "I let him know how I felt," without going into specifics. However, several Orioles, who heard the conversation, said Buehrle was warning Pie to quit stealing signs or there would be ramifications for him and his Oriole teammates.
"I don't know what he says," Pie said. "I don't play that game."
Buehrle ran to the mound as soon as the top of the sixth ended and immediately started chirping at Pie. Corey Patterson and Pie both stopped and turned around to listen to the pitcher before heading into the Orioles' dugout. Pie said something back to the lefty, but the incident died down quickly. Buehrle was then removed from the game after the seventh inning and never faced Pie again.
The White Sox are probably a little frustrated that they can't get Pie out. The former Chicago Cub is 5-for-7 with a walk in two games this series, and he also has two outfield assists.